Tag Archives: Times Union Performing Arts Center

Old Crow Medicine Show, Photo by Danny Clinch

Old Crow Medicine Show to Bring New Music to the T-U Center

CRITTER FUQUA WORKADAY MAGIC It’s just after two on a Wednesday afternoon amid the low hum of a busy street, and Critter Fuqua of old Crow Medicine Show ain’t in much of a talking mood. It’s admittedly hard to hear above the din of traffic and angry horns, but it could be just that kind of day. Fuqua and the rest of his bandmates, which include founding member and childhood friend Ketch Secor, have a lot to celebrate, even though his demeanor might suggest the opposite. Old Crow Medicine Show released its sixth studio album Volunteer April 20th in tandem …

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Tshidi Mayne as Rafiki in The Lion King

The Circle of Life: Disney’s The Lion King On The Broadway Stage

Interview with South African Actress Tshidi Manye As a veteran of the Broadway stage with years of experience to her credit, Tshidi Manye is living a life many only dream of. But as the actress prepares to get in costume to celebrate the tree lighting, she is suddenly and acutely aware of her audience. “This is different than being on stage. You never know who you are going to touch,” she says. “I hope it goes smoothly. If something goes wrong, I can’t blame it on anybody.” The South African star has the charisma to appeal to all audiences, whether she’s …

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Mystery in the Mouth: Sarah Crooks Flaire’s The Oyster & I

Recognized for years as someone who cares about our river, its tributaries, estuaries, and canals, nationally known artist and Jacksonville resident  developed a fantastic magical mystery tour to bring about awareness of our most precious resource, the . She was awarded a major grant by  and the  for the community-based, complex, and fun event. A creative force and long-time pre- artist, her’s was the first at the corner of Rosselle and King streets with a beautiful, multi-story art studio in the decades old building that once was a 7-UP manufacturing plant. She shares this old concrete building, now a beautiful …

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